Jacks take on Champions in Week Nine

Jacks take on Champions in Week Nine

Posted on May 21, 2016 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup return home on Saturday when they host PS4NPLWA Champions Bayswater City at the ECU Football Stadium on Saturday (3.00pm)

The Jacks broke a three game losing streak last week with a win against Perth Glory and striker Bayley Brown-Montgomery said it was a well-deserved win. “Last week was a great three points for us and we were over the moon as we had worked extremely hard on our defensive structure during the week, and we knew how they’d be set up and it worked well,” he said.

“Our experienced players stood up on the day, Gordon Smith and Steve McGarry bagged the goals and both were outstanding and it was nice to break our three game losing streak.”

The pacey striker knows what to expect from Bayswater, but he said they are determined to get the three points. “They (Bayswater) are one of the toughest teams in WA, but we always give them a run for their money, and Saturday will be no different,” he said.

“If everyone in squad gives 100%, and we play how we know we can we will come away with the three points.”

Tommy Amphlett returns to the squad after injury, and Coach Dale McCulloch has a full squad to choose from, and he’s looking for a repeat of the performance he got against Glory.

“Last week win against Perth Glory was a much needed win and broke our three game losing streak. It was a good all-round team performance, and we showed a great deal of endeavour and attitude, which was missing somewhat in the previous two games,” he said.

“We need to maintain that standard, and I’ve told the players we have set a marker, that we have to keep and improve on.”

McCulloch knows the quality Bayswater have in their side but he’s confident if his chargers play at their best, no team in the league can match them. “They (Bayswater) have been the benchmark of the league for the last three years, and they have continued on with that his season,” he explained.

“But we know if we play our best there isn’t a team in this league we can’t beat, but we need to be switched on from the first whistle to the last.”